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Hungry dog eats toes of diabetic man, performs role of surgeon in home amputation

Thursday, March 03, 2011
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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Tags: diabetes, hungry dog, amputations

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(NaturalNews) What do you get when you combine a few too many beers, two large margaritas, a hungry dog and a diabetic man with infected toes? Jerry Douthett of Rockford, Michigan found out the hard way when he downed a large amount of alcohol and passed out. When he awoke, three of his toes were missing.

As it turns out, Douthett was diabetic and his infected toes probably needed to be amputated anyway. But usually such amputations are done by doctors (diabetes is the No. 1 cause behind toe, food and leg amputations in America today, seriously...). In Douthett's case, his dog Kiko did the amputation for him!

Or maybe Douthett just forgot to feed Kiko and then left his toes dangling over the edge of the bed. "Is this my beef jerky treat? Smells funny, though..."

As reported on Mlive, Douthett was quite shocked to awaken and realize his toes were gone. "The toe was gone," he said. "He ate it. I mean, he must have eaten it, because we couldn't find it anywhere else in the house. I look down, there's blood all over, and my toe is gone." (http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index...)

Imagine, for a moment, the scene of looking all over your house for your missing toes. With a hangover, too. "Honey!! Have you seen my... my toe?"

After not being able to find his toe, Douthett was rushed to the hospital where he was admitted with a blood sugar level of 560 (anything over 120 is considered diabetic). Diabetes causes a condition called neuropathy which results in a loss of nerve function in body extremities -- usually the feet. So it's not unusual for a diabetic to lose feeling in his toes.

Type-2 diabetes, by the way, can be entirely prevented and even cured through sensible nutrition and the addition of natural supplements such as chromium, cinnamon and omega-3 oils. Here on NaturalNews, we've reported cases where type-2 diabetes were cured in as little as 4 days by turning to a raw food diet (http://www.naturalnews.com/031233_diabetes_l...).

Don't let your dog eat your toe

While we're all familiar with the old "dog ate my homework" excuse used by students, few people can honestly claim "the dog at my toe."

In order to avoid losing his other toes, Douthett says he's going to "wear shoes to bed now."

It might also be a good idea to avoid getting smashed with alcohol and passing out with your diabetic body parts hanging over the edge of the bed. Somebody should note this in the diabetic manual of "things to avoid" which includes beer and refined sugar, by the way.

We wish Douthett and Kiko the best of luck. Somebody feed that dog some dog food!

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